Wednesday, June 30, 2010
HERE is a list of professional fireworks shows in Los Angeles County. Plan to attend a local show and enjoy the evening!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Bears, coyotes, deer, mountain lions, bobcats, all roam the foothills above our town and will sometimes venture into residential neighborhoods. Most of the time, the wildlife comes and goes without notice. In recent years, it seems that calls of bear and lion sightings have been on the rise. The topic of handling these types of incidents is widely discussed in the media and on the Internet. Our Officers will respond when called to a wildlife sighting and our primary goal is to allow the animal to leave the area back to the foothills. Under most conditions, the Officers presence, use of vehicles, horns, stun bag rounds, all are sufficient to encourage the animal to leave the area. If life is threatened, use of deadly force is an option. Our Officers are not equipped with tranquilizers and State Wardens may not be readily available to respond. The KABC7 story above was shot in early June on the Monrovia/Duarte border and Wardens were able to assist in this incident.
There are sources, such as the Department of Fish and Game, who offer tips in dealing with wildlife. The majority of tips are common sense. Here are two sites that deal specifically with mountain lions and with black bear. Both sites offer tips for encounters of these animals.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrians were in the crosswalk when struck by the vehicle. The vehicle appeared to be travelling at a safe speed but the driver did not see the pedestrians. The intersection is not controlled but there is a marked crosswalk across Second Avenue. Failing to yield to the pedestrians appears to be the primary collision factor.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a handout available on-line that gives excellent tips for pool safety. See the City of Arcadia website and other sources such as the Red Cross and About.com for additional tips and resources available on the web.
In addition to the physical requirements, remember to always be aware of your young childs where abouts when pools are near. Even if they know how to swim, keep an eye on them. Set rules for your children about not using the pool without adult supervision, keep toys and other inviting objects away from the pool when not in use, always have a phone available near the pool, keep pool gates locked and shut when not using them, do not place ladders or chairs against the outside of a pool fence. Learn basic safety techniques and take a CPR class. Be proactive and prevent accidents before they happen!
Summer time is also a time for outdoor gatherings and hosting a pool party. Never assume your child is being watched. Appoint someone to be the "pool monitor" at all times. Time is not on your side with a drowning victim. Drowning can happen in a matter of seconds. Answering the phone, getting another drink, grabbing a snack, all allow time for a drowning. Be responsible and be always aware of what is happening in the pool! If a child is missing, the first place to look should be the pool. In the event of an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1.
Friday, June 11, 2010
This is a good reminder of the importance in keeping an eye on your neighborhood. Suspects will knock on doors or ring a door bell an attempts to find homes that are unoccupied. It is not uncommon for additional suspects to wait in nearby vehicles as look-outs, drivers, or simply waiting for their partner suspect to identify their target. Don't hesitate to call the police should you see suspicious persons or vehicles near your home. Record license plates and descriptions if you can and always be a good witness!
The Arcadia leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place yesterday. The Arcadia PD participants are pictured above, left to right: Sergeant Tom Cullen, Detective Dan Crowther, Motor Officer CJ Clark, Officer Ernie Lopez, Motor Sergeant Brett Bourgeous, Cadet Aida Vazquez, Officer Larry Peralta, and Officer Jim Trabbie. See the APD Facebook Page for additional photos.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Remember that California law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 to drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.01%. Anyone under 21 years of age consuming any amount of alcohol is prohibited from driving.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
On June 3, 2010, during early morning hours, the man shown in this video is believed to be the suspect in a residential burglary that occurred in the 300 block of West Longden Avenue. The residence was being "aired out" after having been fumigated. The location was ransacked and cash was taken.
The suspect appears to be a male white in his 30's, this build, brown hair, prescription glasses, wearing a light colored t-shirt, and light colored athletic shorts.
Anyone with information on this individual is asked to call APD Detectives at (626)574-5160, reference case #10-3004.
Friday, June 4, 2010
The vehicle that Mr. Higdon is reportedly driving is described as a 1998 Ford Escort, 4-door, maroon in color, California license plate #5VBA899.
If you contact or see Mr. Higdon, please notify the local police immediately. Any additional information or questions can be directed to APD at (626) 574-5150, reference case #10-3013.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Emergency preparedness measures can save lives in an event of a disaster. Professional and practiced emergency procedures are essential in limiting chaos. The City of Arcadia values preparedness measures to assure the community will be well organized in an event of adversity. Planning for emergencies makes a great difference in how quickly cities respond. Drills like this are conducted periodically to ensure that our personnel are well prepared to deal with all types of emergencies.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Miguel Hernandez, 31 years old, and Anibal Ruiz, 34 years old, both residents of Baldwin Park were identified by witnesses and arrested. Both suspects were later booked at the Arcadia City Jail on felony charges of attempt grand theft auto and auto burglary. Prior to the booking, Ruiz was transported to Methodist Hospital for medical treatment after the foot chase for breathing problems. Ruiz was also booked for resisting arrest and as a parolee at large.
A phrase that is often tossed around and usually not understood is "speed trap". Many drivers feel that when a speed limit appears to be posted too low or an Officer is perceived to be "hiding", then this equates to a speed trap. Not so. California and Federal law dictate how roadway speed limits are posted. If radar or laser is used for speed enforcement, roadways require speed surveys. Contrary to what a particular website will profess, the usual belief that you have fallen victim to a speed trap is false. Arcadia has many entries on the site and it demonstrates that we are making an impact with high visibility enforcement.